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considered a scourge. what's happened? >> i think started in 1996 when california voters passed prop 215 which was this really loosely-worded ballot measure that made medical marijuana legal and the following year, about 400,000 californians got these medical pot cards which really you could get for anything like hangnail or writer's cramp. i got one for writer's cramp myself. >> jennifer: wow. >> so it basically was essentially legal. >> jennifer: did you do that as an experiment as a reporter or did you do it because you did have writer's cramp? >> i did it as an experiment to demonstrate how easy it was. the idea here is that really it is essentially legal in many of the states so it is not too much of an additional step to say hey, let's legalize it. >> jennifer: now you've got full legalization in colorado and washington. in colorado, more people voted to legalize pot than voted for the president in washington, it was about the same. so are you going to see now the federal government clamping down on dispensaries
reagan. in 1967, then california governor ronald reagan created california's clean air agency which is the agency that created the zero emissions standard and is spurring electric car development. ronald reagan, godfather of modern conservatism and the electric car? somebody get rush limbaugh another tranquilizer. coming up, one of the reasons we wanted to focus on electric cars tonight is that it is such an america in the 21st century story. it's politics and it is personalities. it is old technology versus new. it is about adapting our culture and our lives and our work force and our economy to a world that changes so fast that if you blink, you're already two steps behind the other guy. and we're going to explore all of that tonight. i can't wait! so if you own a car if you've ever ridden in a car, you should definitely stick around and proudly call up any of your friends who have done the same and tell them to watch as well. it is "the war room" on a tuesday night. we're just getting revved up for a big hour o
for the root. and the greet christine pelosi, chair of the california democratic party women's caucus. welcome back inside "the war room" to both of you. >> thank you. >> great to be back. >> jennifer: keli let me start with you? are women more excited to see the extremists defeated or to see so many women win? >> that's a tough one, but i would have to say, there seemed d b aotot of c cerergoioi on whenever i would hear a mourdock or akin went down. and those weren't just from women, there were a lot of embarrassed guys that were happy. >> jennifer: there are a lot of moderate men who really are embarrassed. christine obviously last night was a great, great night for democrats, and it was because women and people of color provided a great firewall for the president. and that is only going to continue to grow right? >> absolutely. when you look at how the president won, it's president obama and democrats embracing demography as destiny. everybody saw the numbers, but the republican primary stayed pretty much pail, stale, and male. and sitting at the able to at t
, but something tells me it's going to pass overwhelmingly. there's a series of issues, idaho, california and alabama have propositions that accounted limit collective bargaining, and then michigan has an initiative that would put collective bargaining rights into the constitution. how do you think this election could impact union rights? obviously this may be slowing from what we saw with scott walker in wisconsin. >> right i think california's posed to reject that initiative and should. workers have a storied history in california of standing up for working families and i think will remain able to be able to be politically active. in large part, the attacks of mitt romney on the american auto industry have fueled interest in that campaign and created excitement. bam become that's a right to work state. i haven't seen much from the campaign but assume the people supporting it, it goes something like jesus didn't like to organize. [ laughter ] >> you know, he had 13 apostles with him. >> you are too funny. carl, thank you so much for joining us inside the war room. i know you are excited
's daughter and chair of the california democratic women's caucus. thank you for being here on this great day. >> this is a great day. i'm very proud. it seems forever ago in political time, that as your daughter i want you to do what you feel in your heart is right. you have done it. you've proved it. you've been there. you've been speaker. you can do whatever you want to do. >> jennifer: she could retire, rest on her laurels. >> and i said as an activist i really want you to stay. as a woman's right's activist why is it after an election the men stay. why do the women have to go? we're looking at that safety net. why don't we have a woman standing up there for american women. turns out i wasn't alone. there was an outpouring from people who said tell her don't even think about leaving. women leaders labor leaders religious leaders. a priest got in my face the other night. okay father, i'll let her know. fighting for justice reform safety net jobs. remember, this is a class classic dilemma that women face. we still do something if we can. >> jennifer: it's about action getting results. >> yo
,000 voters per electoral votes. in california there were 12 million voters for its 55 electoral votes. do you know what that breaks down to, 220,000 voters per electoral vote. is anyone wondering why wyoming voters are three times as important as california voters? well that's a good question. joining us now is a woman who wants to fix this unfair balance in the electoral college system. laura brode with an organization known as national popular vote. it works to have the president elected by popular vote. welcome to "the war room"." >> thanks so much for having me. >> jennifer: so you're republican, i think and your party's platform includes this stance on electoral college reform. we recognize that an unconstitutional effort to impose national popular vote would be a mortal threat to our federal system and guarantee of corruption as every ballot box in every state would become a chance to steal the presidency. do you think that republicans would change their tune if president obama was re-elected without the popular vote? >> look, there is a very strong movement across this country toward a
as the worst place in the country. if they can make it work scranton new york, or stockton california, any of those places can make it work. so it is exciting thinking outside of the box. >> jennifer: mark you are a crisp and really interesting writer. i found the book to be fascinating. thanks for joining us inside "the war room." and after the break, it's my turn to give thanks. alright, in 15 minutes we're going to do the young turks. i think the number one thing that viewers like about the young turks is that we're honest. they know that i'm not bs'ing them with some hidden agenda, actually supporting one party or the other. when the democrats are wrong, they know that i'm going to be the first one to call them out. they can question whether i'm right, but i think that the audience gets that this guy, to the best of his ability, is trying to look out for us. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ but when joint pain and stiffness from psoriatic arthritis hit even the smallest things became difficult. i finally understood what serious joint pain is like. i talked to my rheumatologist and he pres
it if they intend to be functional as a party. anymore. especially here in california. and how about for the 11 million people are in this country illegally. >> jennifer: do you think it is the first thing he does since it is so easy. >> i don't know if it is so easy. he has to get the fiscal cliff going. he can do this on parallel track. >> jennifer: does the fiscal cliff get resolved in the lame duck or an extension? >> it doesn't matter. >> i think it will. >> jennifer: you think they're actually going to come up with a grand bargain on the whole ball of wax? >> it was on the table before. >> jennifer: i'll bet you. not $10,000 but i'll bet you they extend. i can't grow a mustache. >> wear a fake one. >> grow out your hair. >> jennifer: you guys, thanks so much. appreciate you guys coming back inside. i wanted to talk about climate change, too but next time. that's another thing on the list. john whaley and joe garofoli. getting women to run for public office is something i'm passionate about. i'm so happ
, or stockton california, any of those places can make it work. so it is exciting thinking outside of the box. >> jennifer: mark you are a crisp and really interesting writer. i found the book to be fascinating. thanks for joining us inside "the war room." and after the break, it's my turn to give thanks. ♪ jennifer speaks truth to power. >>the bottom line is we need an amendment. >>now it's your turn. connect with "the war room" jennifer granholm. >>it's a call to arms. make your voice heard. ♪ >> jennifer: now to my point, my giving thanks on thanksgiving. i am so thankful for many things this year, but especially this past month. i'm thankful for the people of this country who voted with their hearts for the reelection of president obama and the record number of female senator. i'm grateful for the strong consensus that we ought as a nation to invest in ourselves and our infrastructure and our people, and our human capital, i'm grateful that we will find solutions to fix a warming planet. i'm grateful for the faith communities that volunteer to feed the poor in soup
is christine the chair of the california democratic party women's caucus. we begin with secretary of state. your fantasy choice is samantha powers christine yourself is chuck hagel and mine is james cunningham. why do you pick power? >> if we're doing a fantasy draft, you want somebody that goes hard to the left. we've had enough who go to the right. basically, samantha power has strong credibility international credibility against genocide, women's rights and middle eastern issues. that's something the administration needs sorely. we've seen a lot of stuff going on in the middle east, especially surrounding the role of women and how women can be developed. she's a very strong anti genocide advocate. that's something a lot of actors in hollywood ben affleck and george clooney have spoken out about but we have not seen a lot of action out of the obama administration. she can bring that to the fore, and get some stuff done. >> i don't know how he's a champion citing ben affleck. [ laughter ] >> minus three points, exactly. talk to me about chuck hagel. >> first we have to start with susan ri
of organizations on the ground in california. we came up with a program where the kids go, they pull a red wagon to the classroom. they elect a sheriff and another compute sheriff. the compute sheriff picks up the trash. they found out and mayor villaraigosa announced they're rolling this into 1700 county l.a. schools. it adds to it because every kid is in every seat on time. >> jennifer: how can people at home help to get the word out? >> what families and parents can do is -- whether it is working through their school board or pta, make sure the schools are offering these programs. in the summertime, make sure it is through the boys and girl's club or the rotary sponsoring the sites. >> nokidhungry.org. >> jennifer: hear that parents out there, if your children are eligible for free and reduced lunches, they could get something else too. you can offer free and reduced breakfasts. the money is there. you just have to figure out the logistics. founder of share our strength. coming up next, more of our series feeding the n
action agent in jamestown california. on this day, her son aviate nap veteran helps her make the trip. >> would you like. >> it's a gift from heaven and i realize it isn't. it's from people here on earth. >> barbara is not alone. according to the american association of retired people close to 9 million americans over the age of 50 are at risk of hunger every day. a whopping 79% increase in just the last decade. >> half of who we feed are seniors. >> lee kimbell is director of a food bank that serves 500 seniors. >> there is a lot of actives here for seniors and a nice lifestyle and inflation happened over the last 10 years or so we have had horrible economic down turns and they become more frail >> what got us, otherwise there will be no problem. >> 74 year eald fred ham is a retired dairy farp worker. he and his wife bought this property and moved here than yoors ago and live on a fixed income just a little above the poverty line. fred's health problems have strained a tight beneficial. >> he had to have his
. coming to us tonight from berkeley is university of california professor harley shaken who specializes in labor issues. glad to welcome you inside the war room. >> very glad to be here. >> let's talk about this hostess thing. there was a disagreement between two of the hostess unions, the bakers and the teamsters, one wanted to take the deal, the other did not. many in the media are blaming this for the bankruptcy. do you think that's fair? >> i don't. i think it really misses the target of what's going on here. this is really about a company that was a 1950's, let alone 1970's icon, combined with 21st century hedge funds and the result has been bad disastrous for the company tragic for the workers and harmful for communities and the economy. >> well, the company was asking, if i understood this right, they were asking the bakers to take a 50% pay cut from i think $48,000 a year to $24,000 a year. this was over a couple of stems. this was going on while the c.e.o. wants to pay executives nearly $2 million in bonuses. that disparity, of course, is a great affront to those who are workin
. and they haven't even finished counting big big blue california. so does that give him a mandate? i would say so. here to help us breakdown how much of his economic plan he can actually get passed, because of that overwhelming margin of victory, is laura tyson she serves on the president's jobs council, she's the former chair of the your honor council of economic advice ores, also current tv's chair and economic analyst. welcome back to "this week in football." >> pleasure jennifer. >> jennifer: so here we go, i want to yet get your predictions on what the president's plan was today. so the president offered in terms of revenues, brought a plan to the table that would get $1.6 trillion worth of revenues from a variety of base, john boehner last summer seemed to agree, the least initially before he was yanked back by his caucus to about 800 billion that seems to be where they are at. where do you predict that we will end up? ii'll give you my prediction if you give me yours. >> important to point out these are 10-year figures.
to glaciers in the united states, of course, in california. these cameras can operate in temperatures in the mean news 30s and minus minus 40s. extreme rainfall. extremely teach snowfall, and they keep working. it's incredible that our little robots, our r 2 d 2s are out there. and as we speak 34 of them them around the world just clicked their eyes home with purpose of what is going on. >> jennifer: how many cameras were put in place. >> in 2027 2007, we put out 25 cameras. i believe some of the time lapses at the end. >> to about the four and a half year mark. the coverage in a that you see ends in approximately late 2011. >> jennifer: it's amazing to me that this is a period of time that is very short in terms of the evolution of the planet, and people are assumeing that climate change is happening over a long period of time, not a short period of time. and yet you were able to capture this evidence in a short period of time. smith has been asked to chair the science committee. i charge you and beg you to get him to watch your movie. i age that appointment would disturb you. >> in
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